Located just south of Whyte Avenue, this garden centre features cute indoor plants with outdoor plants making an appearance in the late spring. When you visit, say hello to the resident cat who’s always happy to help you choose your next plant.
Ed loves the central location of this go-to for seeds. Prepare to line up to access unique plants, flowers and vegetation you can’t find anywhere else, but take our word for it: it’s worth the wait. A staple for Edmonton and area gardeners for over 60 years, you’ll also find everything you need to know about seeding with the handy online resources to help create your own green oasis – inside and out.
You’ll love the rustic farm setting at Arrowhead, complete with live animals that roam around to keep you company as you browse. But make sure to grab a dolly or a cart – with the abundant selection of shrubs, trees and perennials, you may end up picking up far more than you were looking for!
52405 Range Rd 272, Parkland County | (780) 962-3148
The folks at Aspen Grove bring the Old West experience to the west! With its fun, Western-themed greenhouses and decor, the kids will think they’ve walked into a theme park. Surrounded by rescued farm animals, you may just forget that you’ve come looking for plants and flowers!
52257 Range Rd 231, Sherwood Park | (780) 464-5527
This quaint and rustic greenhouse is everything you’re looking for in a real country house – down to the antique, wood-heated stove. Join the loyal list of VIPs and to get exclusive access before the general public, as well as make or order your custom hanging baskets before anyone else.
When they say “Big,” they weren’t kidding! Situated on over 11 acres just west of Edmonton, The Big Greenhouse in Spruce Grove grows 75 per cent of its own plants and flowers. Browse through the fun home decor items and unique hybrids (cucamelon, anyone?), and enjoy the serenity of the large koi pond.
16121 10 St. NW | (780) 473-7736 Looking for veggies? Ed has visited this greenhouse early in the season to buy herbs, tomatoes and other veggies (including some unique peppers!). It usually has a wide variety of tomato plants, and abundant perennials and annuals to get the rest of your garden going, too.
51530 Range Rd. 260, Spruce Grove | (780) 470-0527
Looking for bedding plants for your garden? Look no further than Creekside Home & Garden. Get inspired with the wide-range of plants, flowers, trees and shrubs. You’ll also find gardening gloves for all ages and sizes that come in a variety of beautiful designs!
The living wall at Deb’s Greenhouse alone is worth the visit just north of the city limits. Full of colourful plants and flowers, you may just be inspired to create your own at home! And you won’t be disappointed by the selection of plants, flowers and garden decor throughout – just don’t forget to pick up some of the unique shallow planters that were designed to easily transfer to your planters at home.
Though recently moved into new digs, Ellerslie Gift & Garden has an abundant array of beautiful and funky garden accessories. And, it has some unique placards for the garden that you never knew you needed.
#1 Highroad Estates 52333 Range Rd 224, Sherwood Park | (780) 922-6329
Make sure to call ahead to book an appointment before you venture out to Estate Gardens. This small greenhouse is on a beautiful parcel of land and is pristinely maintained. You won’t have to worry about tracking gravel or dirt into your vehicle with the paved walkways and parking lot (although you may need to bring trunk space when you pick up your custom planters and hanging baskets).
51114 Range Rd 264, #23, Spruce Grove | (780) 987-3675
If you like vegetables as much as Ed does, and growing them even more, Golden has you covered. With a massive selection of greens and tomatoes, this is a must-visit for anyone looking for garden fresh salads all summer long from their own backyard.
Greenland is the perfect place to multi-task – go browsing through the wide selection of tropicals, succulents, annuals and perennials, visit the latest pond design (they change it up every year!), check out the stylish apparel and home decor items, and grab a fresh pizza from Branches before you head home.
Another secret gem just west of Edmonton – the staff are friendly, knowledgable and a little chatty! Though the nursery might be better known for trees and shrubberies (Ed hears John Cleese’s voice every time that word is used), the team has recently expanded its offerings to both indoor plants and annuals.
If you think you’ve seen Kuhlmann’s everywhere you go, you’re probably right. With regular booths at Capilano, St. Albert and the Downtown Farmers’ Markets, you can shop for fresh produce and plants in almost all corners of the city. Head out to the greenhouse where all the produce is grown — and don’t miss the turtle pond!
Laid out with customer safety in mind, New Beginnings leads you through a singular path to avoid cross traffic as you select your favourite plants and flowers. Specializing in organic, Earth-friendly methods of production, with a passion for sustainability, you’ll notice the difference in the heartiness of plants available as you walk through the rustic barn-wood decor.
Prairie Gardens is famous for its family-fun farm attractions. But did you know it also supplies many of Edmonton’s finest restaurants? And it features several greenhouses for the home gardener’s pleasure, too. There’s even a spot to buy garden supplies in an old general store setting. Your kids will enjoy running with the goats while you buy your treasures for the garden.
A greenhouse that used to be on the outskirts of Edmonton, The Root Seller is now firmly nestled in the new neighbourhoods in Edmonton’s northeast. Ed’s particularly keen on the locally grown begonias.
52337 Range Rd 232, Sherwood Park | (780) 467-5743
Ed’s a big fan of succulents – mostly because they’re some of the few plants that actually do better when they’ve been under-watered and get a bit neglected (life gets busy). So even if you’re not much of a green thumb, you can add colour and style to your home with little effort.
The Salisbury Greenhouse has more than six decades of history in Sherwood Park; now, the Sproule family has taken over the operations of the large greenhouse operations at the Enjoy Centre. Have some plants or flowers in need of a little intervention? Book an appointment for a houseplant makeover to bring your favourite greenery back to life.
This greenhouse is definitely worth the drive, but make sure to set aside some time for your visit to this 30,000-square foot gardener’s paradise. Choose from plants and flowers at various stages, depending on the time of year and the status of your garden. And don’t be afraid to ask questions – you’re sure to get expert advice from the knowledgeable and friendly staff.
55021 Range Rd 252, Sturgeon County | (780) 939-3110
Ed’s not sure what magic they put in the soil at St. Albert Greenhouses, but whatever they’re doing, the plants are sure loving it! With some of the hugest plants and flowers in the city, including an extensive selection of succulents and showy hanging baskets, you can select your own or choose a pre-potted beauty for your porch.
53218 Range Rd 231, Sherwood Park | (780) 467-3091
Ed’s grown accustomed to longer lineups these days – and has found that most times, it’s totally worth the wait. Wallish is no exception. In addition to the bright and full greenhouses for you to browse, you can also bring last year’s planters and let the staff help you choose what will work best for the coming season.
Located in the heart of Little Italy, grab an authentic espresso as you peruse through Zocalo’s beautiful arrangement of cut flowers for a gift or display, or choose from the curated selection of plants and flowers for your urban garden.
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